Focus Areas: Obesity & The Food System
National Farm to School Network
Lacy is the Program Manager for the National Farm to School Network (NFSN). Lacy is responsible for programming, partnerships, and policy initiatives for the NFSN. Lacy expanded NFSN’s organizational capacity for research and evaluation projects, which include managing contract evaluation of USDA Farm to School grantees; executing exploratory research projects; spearheading compilation of farm to early care and education research; and leading the formation of a farm to school research committee. By advancing farm to early care and education, building partner capacity, and strengthening national networks, Lacy has made important contributions to NFSN’s mission of increasing access to local food and nutrition education to improve children’s health, strengthen family farms, and cultivate vibrant communities.
Established in 2007, the National Farm to School Network is an information, advocacy, and networking hub for communities bringing local food sourcing, school gardens, and food, nutrition, and agriculture education into schools and early care and education (ECE) settings.